Hell In A Bucket, They Love Each Other, My Brother Esau, Althea, Cassidy, Big Railroad Blues-> Looks Like Rain-> Might As Well China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Samson & Delilah-> Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Truckin'-> Smokestack Lightning-> Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Day Job
Master Soundboard Cassette > CDR,CD Mastering by Scott Clugston
EAC'ed / SHN'ed by Scott Clugston, posted to abgd via Charlie Connor
Reviewer:Dark Star 101
July 15, 2019 Subject:
Loved this show, what a great follow up to the previous day's meltdown and my own personal shenanigans that followed in SB that night (see my review of 7-13-85). This show was also top-notch. Interesting nugget: Live Aid was happening this weekend (look it up if you're on the younger side) and it was being streamed before the show and at intermissions. Little did I know, but my future wife was at JFK Stadium in Philly that very same day at Live Aid!
July 14, 2018 Subject:
My time coming..
Don't miss all those sweet 1st set tunes that get things primed: Esau, Althea, Cassidy,
There were some negative comments on Healy from previous show. I gotta say almost all of that stuff is like cursing your own family. Just check out Healy messing with the levels during ESTIMATED. That is some pretty trippy cool stuff right there. It is his art form and the GD was a collection of folks bringing what they liked to do coming around in a circle.
But hey in today's world when push comes to shove even many hippies are afraid of love.
So please save the negative comments, look in the mirror and be introspective. If we could be kinder to ourselves perhaps we might also be kinder to others "More my brother looks like me, the more I understand"
Funny when the greatest prophet of these times turned out to be a man beaten by the police but looking for cooler heads to prevail and so proclaimed
"WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG"
The space from this show is pretty freakin' spacey.
I was at Red Rocks 85 and the boys were channelling some pretty wild stuff circa drumz & space this year. Sounds like China Doll briefly but then GDTRFB or maybe MIRACLE or how's about Truckin'
Smokestack was a nice nugget they threw in every once in a while, pretty sure the last one I got was Tinley Park.
My favorite one was at Nassau with Matt Kelly on harp.
And of course those jumbo versions with Pigpen are always floating around on the Archive.
I don't know what happened after 85 (besides the Coma, Dylan) but it took along time for them to find their groove again.
anyway T-Stones sounds very dated now when I listen to it but the desire for a better world remains a constant. What is so funny about peace love and understanding?
I guess the rub is that human beings because of their fallen nature will never live in peace without the direct intervention of GOD. In those Monster Movies mankind unites to destroy some hideous freakish creature threatening our future but the sad reality is that the monster is all of us collectively. (If we were left to our own devises this planet would be a burning cinder)
In many parts of the world it is illegal to own a Bible but in the West the devil has us so consumed with entertainment and leisure time that no one notices that our society increasingly stands against all the good and righteous thing proclaimed in the Word.
Anyway, I challenge every DEADHEAD to pick up Scripture and see if the claims Jesus makes are true.
I have searched the Word from the Torah to the Psalms, proverbs, the prophets, the Gospels and the New Testament and Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday today and forever...
This show has such a stacked 2nd set.
A good two days of music.. p.s. Day Job was a fun dance tune but the lyrics must have hit to close to home for some of the folks on an endless GD welfare tour.
reminds me of that Jim Morrison line 'Trade In Your Hours, For a Handful of Dimes.'
it also was 100% better off not in the encore slot.
"KEEP YOUR DAY JOB
UNTIL YOUR NIGHT JOB PAYS"
it was and still is good advice.
July 14, 2017 Subject:
Though Not My Favorite Dead Diddy, Day Job Was Always Embraced By My Wife And I. Sorta Of A A Word Of Encouragement For Those Who Had To Give Up Going To Every Single Show To Just What We Could And Still Be Able To Keep Our Jobs,Take Care Of The Kids And Basically Get Up And Go Make The Doughnuts. For Always Grateful.
July 14, 2016 Subject:
I used to have an audience recording of this show on a cassette tape - it was one of my all-time favorites. Great songs, great energy.
February 2, 2014 Subject:
I tracked this show down because I heard Estimated on the Dead channel on Sirius/XM
As a long time DH I can say with the likely support of most of the deadhead community, that finishing a show with Day Job is like having great sex with your mom walking in at the end...
July 24, 2013 Subject:
Just learned about the archive (guess I'm a little behind the times, y'think?). Wow. How lucky we are! This was my first show at 16 yrs. old and completely clueless. Having just listened to this magnificent recording after all these years, I now know how and why I was immediately hooked for life. Thank you very much for the memories.
September 20, 2009 Subject:
This show took place on the weekend of LIVE AID! Love this show! Full of energy and kick ass '85 jams! Here is a link to news coverage of the event with some funny hippies and cool concert footage. This is one of my favorite Might As Well's! Check out the video!
January 13, 2009 Subject:
@ their best. Solid start to finish. Great Esau,China, Rider,Samson,Estimated(with a rather long Hollywood Bob freak out),Eyes,Truckin and Black Peter. Good Stuff . I wish someone would put out a best of 85 boxed set.
perfect separation of the drummers in each speaker; Phil is heard much clearer than on the recording of the prior show..
5 stars for the sound quality, 4 for the performance... boys are in ripe form.
could never figure out why people were tepid on Esau.. sounds pretty darn good here.
March 22, 2007 Subject:
Real nice show
Ok, I don't get into the best of this or that stuff. This is a really nice show though. I am not an expert on the tech stuff either but the quality is good here as well. I know that some sbd can be a bit of balance but this one seems nicely done maybe tinkered with after the show? I would give this 4.5 if they had that option. Take listen I am sure you won't be sorry you did.
April 28, 2006 Subject:
Clouds streamin' by
Best damn day of my life. Still remember clearly the Hell in a Bucket home stretch - Weir tiltin' the head and roaring - and hooooolding the last notes that floated with the wind and the crowd in perfect hand clappin' rhythm. Had to be there...... The show goes on happily and snappily from there. Other notable was Looks Like Rain. I swear the coastal clouds were streamin' past the band 'bout 50 ft over their heads.
April 24, 2006 Subject:
Soundboard copy is mint.
Classic 85..summer w/ the dead.
Who back then -
knew it'd have to end...someday?
:)) :)) :)) :)) :))
February 12, 2006 Subject:
Been there, love still doin' that.
I was there. This high quality copy takes me
back to the wind, the dust, the train tracks,
and the 25'x60' Dead Minute-man 25th anniversary
banner. I got all tied up in knots during space, got untangled up , note by note with "Truckin'".
This could have been my last show and I would have rested easy knowing that I had seen the very best show ever! Just can anyone tell me an easy way to download shows from this archive? I can listen to them. But cannot download....a real mother!
But, again, this copy is exactly what I heard,
Previous day, Phil's bass was clipping and popping a lot on the Saturday show ("One More Saturday Night" opener)...don't hear it here.
Love it more if I could claim it on CD.
January 28, 2006 Subject:
My first show.
If there are any better live performances of the Dead, please let me know. While this was my first show (wow, look at all that equipment...how many bands are playing today?), I still think it is their best live performance. 25 shows later I still am not able to match this one.
July 14, 2005 Subject:
How do you know it fits in a bucket?
Well played, but fairly standard for '85. Certainly a long 2nd set.
streamed it today at work on its' 20th anniversary...sounds pretty darn good to me...they seem to be in a happy place and playing well...ccs>rider is very tight and well played/sung, Samson pounds, JG really carries out the notes on SOF-very cool- and as previously stated, whole 2nd set will git r done! just "might as well" go ahead and burn!
November 24, 2004 Subject:
It has stiff competion but quite good even though ...
... I didn't have as detailed a view as I was use to for this one, I still thought they played well; being back in the grand stands, unlike 98% of other general admission shows, when I was in my usual slightly to the left facing the stage, about 1/3 back to the board, and most reserved seat shows, up front as well; because this was the show I got my Father, (God rest his Soul), any his second wife to join us. So I settled for a little tamer experience. They seemed to like it, genuinely ! Also I had got to listen to this as much as other Ventura shows, the only venue at which I was lucky enough to attend all of them.
As I've explained elsewhere I'm kind of partial to '82 and '84 Ventura but the sincerely were all reasonable to excellent ! I already went off about my feeling suruonding these on the previous one so I won't do that again.
The second set materal was well developed as I recall !